If you’re looking for a manifestation method that is both powerful and easy to do, you’ll want to try the pillow method. This effective technique involves using the power of your subconscious mind to manifest your desires while you sleep. All you need is a notebook, a pen, and a comfortable place to sleep.
How Does the Pillow Manifestation Method Work?
The pillow manifestation method is a way to bring your dreams and goals to fruition by setting an intention and visualizing what you want just before sleep. When you give your subconscious mind a command and visualize having your desires as you’re falling asleep, you are more likely to achieve them.
This is because your subconscious mind is more open to suggestion just before falling asleep and right after waking up. While you’re sleeping the conscious mind shuts down, but the subconscious mind is processing your thoughts, memories, and it’s looking for solutions to problems.
So when you get into the right state of mind and set your intention just before bed, your mind starts looking for ways it can happen more quickly.
And because the Law of Attraction is always working to give you what you want—as long as you are clearing your resistance—if you carefully follow the steps laid out, you’ll soon shift into your dream reality.
How to Manifest With The Pillow Method
1. Set the Mood
The first thing to do is create the right environment for slowing down, coming into your body and the present moment, and getting ready for a good nights sleep. This should be done in your physical environment as well as your inner one.
So make sure your bedroom is peaceful—clear any clutter, turn off the tv, put your phone down, make the lighting soothing, etc. You still need to write down your manifestation so don’t make it dark yet.
Then get your mindset in the right mood too by releasing any struggles and worries of the day. Ask if you’ve given your energy and focus away—if your attention is going to places you don’t want then that’s a clue that you have—and begin to call it back. You can close your eyes and imagine pulling threads of energy back to you, or simply sever the threads.
If you had a really hard day, it may help to journal out your frustrations and surrender them to the universe.
Then you can do your pillow manifestation with the right energy.
2. Practice Gratitude
Gratitude puts you into receiving mode. It boosts your trust in the process because when you acknowledge what you already have you realize that of course you can have more! It shifts your focus from what you don’t have—which creates resistance to what you want—to what’s possible.
A nightly gratitude practice will elevate your vibration and get you in the right mindset for manifestation.
You can journal your gratitude list or say it out loud to yourself or maybe even share it with your partner.
You just want to get into a really happy and elevated state before setting your intention.
Learn more about how to Manifest Through Gratitude.
3. Decide What You Want & Write It Down
Now it’s time to write down what you want to manifest. You can write one sentence, or you can write a whole letter about how good it feels to have manifested your desire.
You can also script a day in the life you want, as if you were reflecting on your day or sending a letter to someone and telling them about what you manifested.
Make sure you write your desire as if you already received it. Here are some examples:
I am so happy and thankful that I manifest my dream job with the exact salary I wanted!
It feels so good to have manifested the love of my life. Everyday with them is fun and joyful. It’s wonderful to be in a relationship where we have shared values and give each other so much respect and love.
It doesn’t matter how long or short it is, it just needs to feel really exciting and you need to trust that it’s coming to you. If you’re getting stuck on when or how it’s coming, try my 5 minute meditation for releasing attachment.
After you write it down you can put the paper under your pillow, but if you move a lot in your sleep you can put it on your nightstand too. Keep the paper under your pillow or nearby for at least a week, after that you can put it away somewhere.
4. Create an Affirmation
Here’s where we supercharge your manifestation.
Affirmations, if used frequently enough, are powerful tools to reprogram your mind.
It takes up to 400 repetitions to rewire the brain and build new neural pathways, but if you have beliefs that go against the thing you want, then it can take even longer.
After you decide what you want, create a brief affirmation that you can easily remember and repeat at least 10 times while you’re falling asleep. Even better is to repeat it for 5-10 minutes and really get into the feeling of it being true.
Repeat your affirmation nightly for at least a week. Repetition is key!
Make them in the present tense. Here are a few examples:
- I have always had perfect health.
- I make sales everyday without even trying.
- I have the perfect loving partner.
- I just got hired at my dream job.
- I just bought my dream house.
- My business is making so much money.
- I always get what I want.
- I always think positive thoughts.
These affirmations are short but pack a punch. You feel a little wobbly at first, but repeat them until it feels naturally. Feel free to use them first thing in the morning as well.
5. Visualize Having Your Desire
You have to help this reality you want truly sink into your mind as a real possibility, and visualization combined with affirmations are two really powerful tools to do that.
You can simply sit or lay in bed and imagine yourself receiving your desire and living in that reality, or you can use a guided meditation. I have two delicious meditations to help you visualize receiving your desires, Cosmic Supermarket and Step Into Your Dream Reality. Listen to them just before going to sleep.
Before, during or immediately after your visualization, recite your affirmation as many times as you can.
If you fall asleep towards the end that’s perfectly fine, but you want to visualize and use your affirmation for at least 5 minutes.
Now it’s time to go to sleep.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Pillow Method
How long do I do the Pillow Manifestation Method?
You can keep your intention under your pillow for a week and then put it away, but if it doesn’t show up by then keep using your affirmation and visualization nightly. You can even change the affirmation at that point if you feel it needs to be refined or it’s not lighting you up anymore.
How long will it take to work?
The pillow method can work incredibly fast, but it really depends on how much you believe it’s possible for you. The biggest obstacle to our goals and dreams is always our minds, so you have to get your belief system on board.
If you’ve been trying to manifest something for a while and it’s not happening, here are a few resources to help you figure out why.
Can I do it on my phone?
You can write your intention on your phone as long as you immediately put your phone down and start your visualization and affirmations. If you start browsing social media then you’re shifting out of this elevated energy and mindset and you’re telling your brain that it’s not time for sleep yet—so it won’t be as open to suggestion.
I hope you learned everything you need about how to use The Pillow Method to manifest the reality you want. Subscribe below to get a free money manifesting meditation.